Art Major and Minor Requirements

Department: Art
Department Chair: S. Rakić
Art Faculty:  D. Cunningham, S. Rakić,

Majors: Art History, Art Studio (Tracks: Ceramics, Digital Fine Art Photography, Graphic Design, & Painting)
Minors: Art History, Art Studio

The Franklin College Department of Art provides theoretical and practical education in a variety of options for completing an art major or minor program.

The art program is designed to develop students’ broad appreciation of art and their ability to create art through curricular offerings of art history and art studio experiences. Both art major and art minor programs allow two possible tracks: one primarily focusing on the study of art history and the other on developing studio skills. The goal of both options is to develop students’ understanding of the major periods/styles in visual arts and to encourage students to explore their own creativity in drawing, painting, sculpting, and designing. The art history program offers a study of visual concepts and the major art movements within the historical period which produced them and gives students an understanding and appreciation of artistic endeavor and experience. The art studio major is designed to develop students’ skills for creating art/design while developing an appreciation of art/design and an understanding of art history.  

Major Requirements
A major in art requires the student to have a minimum graduation GPA of 2.00 (A=4.00) in required major courses. All courses for majors must be completed with a grade of C- or better. A grade or C- or better is required for all prerequisite courses regardless of academic major.

Art History

Core Requirements
ART 116 History of Art I: Ancient and Medieval Art     
ART 117 History of Art II: Renaissance to Modern Art     
ART 130 Color and Design                                             
ART 140 Graphic Design I                                            
ART 230 Modern Art                 
ART 235 Issues in Contemporary Art  
ART 340 Selected Issues in Art OR WIN XXX in Art History
ART 350 Eastern Thought in Western Art 
ART 499 Senior Comprehensive Exam             

Professional Development Requirements
ART 498 (Art History) Senior Portfolio Review
PDP 210 Professional Practices in Fine Arts
SNR/SNT 489 (Art History) Senior Experience*

*May replace ONE of the electives listed below if 5 credit hours are completed.

Three of the following courses
ART 160 Drawing I                                                                    
ART 170 Painting I                                                        
ART 175 Ceramics I                                                      
ART 190 Digital Fine Art Photography I              
ART 240 Graphic Design II                                            
ART 260 Drawing II       
ART 270 Painting II
ART 275 Ceramics II
ART 290 Digital Fine Art Photo. II  
ART 300 Topics in Art
WIN XXX IT Art Course

Related Field Requirements
Music – 3 hours minimum of courses with a MUS prefix
Theatre – one 3 credit hour course with a THE prefix
Additional courses approved by the art faculty for a total of 12 credit hours in the related field

Art Studio: Ceramics

Core Requirements
ART 116 History of Art I: Ancient and Medieval Art          
ART 117 History of Art II: Renaissance to Modern Art       
ART 130 Color and Design                                               
ART 140 Graphic Design I                                             
ART 160 Drawing I 
ART 170 Painting I
ART 175 Ceramics I 
ART 499 Senior Comprehensive Exam

Professional Development Requirements
ART 498 (Art Studio) Senior Portfolio Review     
PDP 210 Professional Practices in Fine Arts                            
SNR/SNT 489 (Art Studio) Senior Experience     

Track Requirements
ART 275 Ceramics II                                                        
ART 375 Ceramics III
ART 475 Ceramics IV

One of the following courses
ART 190 Digital Fine Art Photography I                
ART 240 Graphic Design II                                            
ART 260 Drawing II                                                         
ART 270 Painting II 
ART 300 Topics in Art
WIN XXX IT Course/Art Studio 

One of the following courses
ART 230 Modern Art                                           
ART 235 Issues in Contemporary Art                  
ART 340 Selected Issues in Art
ART 350 Eastern Thought in Western Art
WIN XXX IT Course/Art History

Related Field Requirements:
Music – 3 hours minimum of courses with a MUS prefix
Theatre – one 3 credit hour course with a THE prefix
Additional courses approved by the art faculty for a total of 12 credit hours in the related field

Art Studio: Digital Fine Art Photography

Core Requirements
ART 116 History of Art I: Ancient and Medieval Art          
ART 117 History of Art II: Renaissance to Modern Art       
ART 130 Color and Design                                               
ART 140 Graphic Design I                                             
ART 160 Drawing I 
ART 170 Painting I
ART 175 Ceramics I 
ART 499 Senior Comprehensive Exam

Professional Development Requirements
ART 498 (Art Studio) Senior Portfolio Review     
PDP 210 Professional Practices in Fine Arts                            
SNR/SNT 489 (Art Studio) Senior Experience     

Track Requirements
ART 190 Digital Fine Art Photography I  
ART 290 Digital Fine Art Photography II 
ART 390 Digital Fine Art Photography III
ART 395 Digital Fine Art Photography IV

One of the following courses
ART 240 Graphic Design II                                            
ART 260 Drawing II                                             
ART 270 Painting II 
ART 275 Ceramics II     
WIN XXX IT Course/Art Studio                             

One of the following courses
ART 230 Modern Art                               
ART 235 Issues in Contemporary Art      
ART 340 Selected Issues in Art
ART 350 Eastern Thought in Western Art
WIN XXX IT Course/Art History

Related Field Requirements
Music – 3 hours minimum of courses with a MUS prefix
Theatre – one 3 credit hour course with a THE prefix
Additional courses approved by the art faculty for a total of 12 credit hours in the related field

Art Studio: Graphic Design

Core Requirements
ART 116 History of Art I: Ancient and Medieval Art          
ART 117 History of Art II: Renaissance to Modern Art     
ART 130 Color and Design                                               
ART 140 Graphic Design I
ART 160 Drawing I        
ART 170 Painting I        
ART 175 Ceramics I                   
ART 499 Senior Comprehensive Exam

Professional Development Requirements
ART 498 (Art Studio) Senior Portfolio Review     
PDP 210 Professional Practices in Fine Arts                          
SNR/SNT 489 (Art Studio) Senior Experience     

Track Requirements
ART 190 Digital Fine Art Photography I              
ART 240 Graphic Design II        
ART 345 Graphic Design III                                
MMJ/PRL 180 Publication Design

One of the following courses
ART 260 Drawing II                                                         
ART 270 Painting II                                                         
ART 275 Ceramics II
ART 290 Digital Fine Art Photography II  
ART 300 Topics in Art                                                   
WIN XXX IT Course/Art Studio

One of the following courses
ART 230 Modern Art                                         
ART 235 Issues in Contemporary Art                  
ART 340 Selected Issues in Art  
ART 350 Eastern Thought in Western Art
WIN XXX IT Course/Art History             

Related Field Requirements
Music – 3 hours minimum of courses with a MUS prefix
Theatre – one 3 credit hour course with a THE prefix
Additional courses approved by the art faculty for a total of 12 credit hours in the related field

Art Studio: Painting

Core Requirements
ART 116 History of Art I: Ancient and Medieval Art  
ART 117 History of Art II: Renaissance to Modern Art     
ART 130 Color and Design                                               
ART 140 Graphic Design I
ART 160 Drawing I 
ART 170 Painting I
ART 175 Ceramics I                                           
ART 499 Senior Comprehensive Exam

Professional Development Requirements
ART 498 (Art Studio) Senior Portfolio Review     
PDP 210 Professional Practices in Fine Arts                          
SNR/SNT 489 (Art Studio) Senior Experience     

Track Requirements
ART 270 Painting II                                                       
ART 370 Painting III      
ART 470 Painting IV

One of the following courses
ART 190 Digital Fine Art Photography I                
ART 240 Graphic Design II                                            
ART 260 Drawing II       
ART 275 Ceramics II 
ART 300 Topics in Art                                       
WIN XXX IT Course/Art Studio

One of the following courses
ART 230 Modern Art                                           
ART 235 Issues in Contemporary Art                  
ART 340 Selected Issues in Art
ART 350 Eastern Thought in Western Art
WIN XXX IT Course/Art History

Related Field Requirements
Music – 3 hours minimum of courses with a MUS prefix
Theatre – one 3 credit hour course with a THE prefix
Additional courses approved by the art faculty for a total of 12 credit hours in the related field

Art History Minor
A minor in art requires the student to have a minimum graduation GPA of 2.00 (A=4.00) in required courses. All courses and prerequisites must be completed with a grade of C- or better. A grade or C- or better is required for all prerequisite courses regardless of academic major.

Required courses
ART 116 History of Art I: Ancient and Medieval Art
ART 117 History of Art II: Renaissance to Modern Art        
ART 230 Modern Art                             
ART 235 Issues in Contemporary Art
ART 350 Eastern Thought in Western Art

One of the following courses
ART 130 Color and Design                                    
ART 340 Selected Issues in Art
WIN XXX IT Course/Art History

One of the following courses
Music – 3 hours minimum of courses with a MUS prefix
Theatre – one 3 credit hour course with a THE prefix

Art Studio Minor
A minor in art requires the student to have a minimum graduation GPA of 2.00 (A=4.00) in required courses. All courses and prerequisites must be completed with a grade of C- or better. A grade or C- or better is required for all prerequisite courses regardless of academic major.

Required courses
ART 116 History of Art I: Ancient and Medieval Art           
ART 117 History of Art II: Renaissance to Modern Art 
ART 130 Color and Design 
ART 160 Drawing I                           

Three of the following courses
ART 140 Graphic Design I                                   
ART 170 Painting I                                             
ART 175 Ceramics I                                            
ART 190 Digital Fine Art Photography I                           
ART 240 Graphic Design II                                 
ART 260 Drawing II                                            
ART 270 Painting II                                              
ART 275 Ceramics II
ART 290 Digital Fine Art Photo. II
ART 370 Painting III
ART 375 Ceramics III
ART 390 Digital Fine Art Photo. III
MMJ/PRL 180 Publication Design

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